Global law firm White & Case LLP has won a case on behalf of the University of Miami and its physicians. The case ruling upholds a recent law granting non-profit, independent universities immunity from lawsuits when they act under the direction of a public teaching hospital.
Two plaintiffs brought a lawsuit to the University of Miami and its physicians in response to services provided as part of the university’s partnership with Jackson Memorial Hospital. The trial courts originally found the new immunity law did not violate the Florida Constitution, bringing the case to the appellate court. The plaintiffs challenged the law on several constitutional grounds. The appellate court rejected all of them and upheld the original ruling in favor of the University of Miami and its physicians.
The White & Case team that advised on the case includes partners Raoul Cantero and David Draigh and associates Josefina Aguila and Cecilia Walker, all based in Miami.
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